Tuesday, July 23, 2024

There is a question mark in the universe (there is already) – Corriere.it


There is a big question mark in the universe. There are many of them of a scientific and cosmic nature, but there are also real ones. Some astronomers discovered it by zooming in on an image taken by the James Webb Space Telescope that was observing the constellation PhellaThe galactic object Herbig-Haro 46/47, located about 1,470 light-years away. near the Gum Nebula. An unmistakable question mark appeared at the bottom right. Hoax, a forged What do you say now?

– Question Mark Space (NASa/Esa/STScl)


No, this is correct. But what does the topographic question mark do in space? It’s a matter of perspective. According to scholars Space Telescope Science Institute (STScl) of Baltimore, which directs science operations for the space telescope, perhaps one or, more likely, two galaxies are on a collision course much further away than Herbig-Haro 46/47. The orange color of the question mark is an indication of an object that is very far away. Viewed from our observation horizon, it looks like a question mark. If we were anywhere else in the Milky Way, they would be very different to us.


The two galaxies exert a gravitational force on each other. Their interaction produced this strange figure which The hooked portion represents the larger galaxy being “pulled” by gravitational tidal forcesMatt Kaplan, professor of physics at Illinois State University. The most creative interpretations have appeared on social networks. Someone says it’s the aliens’ response to what we were like recently on Earth.


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